Daily Summary for 3/1/2024

Big Rig Steve and BRT broadcast day ended at 14:59 CST in Dallas, TX after checking in at the receiver and confirming we would have to wait as unloading has to wait until midnight. It was later learned on X by BRS that he got a door earlier than expected.  Status is now: Delivery completed, waiting for next load.

Title: Reminiscing in BRS old stomping grounds

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 12:50 CST in Saginaw, TX. We start in a Walgreens parking lot with sunshine and clear sky as BRS needed allergy meds.

BRS day had started earlier as he had arrived at shipper and was in the door at 8:00 CST.  He later tweeted on X, that the live load finally started at 10:30 CST.  

We stopped at Fuel City AMBest at 13:09 CST for a windshield cleaning, fresh coffee and pizza.  BRS had received some instructions that he needed to be eating more.

BRS points out “Whataburger!!” at 14:39 CST. 

Throughout the trip BRS was busy pointing out places that he had visited or recognized since he had lived here earlier in his life.  Bringing us through the best parts, including the canyon.

We arrived at receiver for check in at 14:44 CST near Dallas, TX.  Luckily, they have onsite parking for us to wait.  BRS was going to finish his pizza and relax. BRS hoped we enjoyed the trip today on the Texas express.  Megacity tour, Saginaw Fort Worth and Dallas.  Delivery appointment was to be 1:00 CST.

Numbers: 0 miles 0 km to receiver/shipper.  We covered about 45 miles km rolling through Dallas Fort Worth area.

Clocks: ?? hours on 11 hr,  ?? hours on 14 hr,  70 hours on 70 hr. clock when we started the day.  Do not gain back hours tomorrow morning. 

No alarm clock ⏰ tomorrow.   Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast.

Welcome to the constantly growing Big Rig Travels family. Big Rig Steve is glad to have you as part of the family.

Another good day for Big Rig Travels.

Welcome to Dallas!

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Yes, if you have missed today you can replay some or all of today’s trip. Choose the YouTube channel tab on Bigrigtravels website and while you’re at the website check out the BRT store for BRT merchandise. 

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Daily Summary for 2/27/2024

Big Rig Steve officially done for the day at safely parked at 16:07 CST Big Cabin, Oklahoma.  Short watch party started afterwards. 

Title: A windy day

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 8:02 CST, at the Love’s Tuscola, Illinois. After acquiring fresh coffee we continued our trip to Fort Worth, Texas.

Back onto I-57 south at 8:10 CST. Cloudy and breezy start to the day.

Near Effingham, IL, we exited off I-57 onto I-70 west at 9:02 CST.  Yes, we are headed towards St. Louis, MO.

Near Collinsville, IL, at 10:19 CST we entered the weigh/mass station, due to no green light.  No bypass, rolled through the fast lane with no issues. BRS said “Yeah, buddy.”

BRS points out the St. Louis arch and the downtown skyline at 10:32 CST.

Welcome to Missouri, crossing the Mississippi River at 10:34 CST. 

At 14:02 CST BRS points out road crew on the overpass. Bryce C was holding his BigRig Steve Road crew flag and waving at us at Springfield, MO.

Welcome to Oklahoma near Quapaw at 15:16 CST.

Numbers: 317 miles 510 km to receiver.  We covered  493 miles 793 km rolling out of Illinois, across Missouri and into Oklahoma.  Not bad.

Clocks: 3:02 hours on 11 hr,  5;26 hours on 14 hr,  52:25 hours on 70 hr.  Do not gain back hours for seven days.  Delivery is anytime before midnight tomorrow.  7.7 mpg today, average 62 mph. 

No alarm clock ⏰ tomorrow.   Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast.

Welcome to the constantly growing Big Rig Travels family. Big Rig Steve is glad to have you as part of the family.

Another good day for Big Rig Travels.

Welcome to Oklahoma

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Daily Summary for 2/28/2024

Big Rig Steve officially done for the day at 15:14 CST safely parked at a discreet location (secret hiding spot) in Fort Worth, Texas.

Title: How do I get outta here??

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 7:28 CST from the Love’s in Big Cabin, Oklahoma. Day starts with BRS getting stuck in the slowest fuel lane, waiting to pull up to get coffee.  Steve advised the temperature changed from 82 F to 22 F overnight.

Rolling out with fresh coffee at 7:58 CST, clear skies with sunshine continuing our trip to Fort Worth, TX.  

Near Chandler, OK, at 9:55 CST, BRS starts a conversation about Wendy’s.

We stopped at the Love’s near Edmond, OK at 10:24 CST we took on 50 gallons of tractor fuel and continued on.

BRS said “you all ready for Texas?” as we crossed the Red River. “Wow, nothing but a trickle. Ok, welcome to Texas” at 12:54 CST near Gainesville.

Near Denton, TX stopped at the Love’s at 13:27 CST for trailer fuel which led to an adventure, finding our way back out of the Love’s. BRS exclaimed spiritly…“How do you get out of here??” several times.

Arrived at receiver at 14:25 CST near Fort Worth, TX to check in, complete the drop of the trailer and hook of an empty afterwards.

“Another trip safely completed” at 14:52 CST.

Numbers:  3 miles 4 km to shipper.  We covered  362 miles 582 km rolling out of Oklahoma and into Texas and visiting customer to complete delivery and then find safe parking near the next shipper.  344 to Platinum.

Clocks: 4:14 hours on 11 hr,  5:38 hours on 14 hr,  43:40 hours on 70 hr.  Do not gain back hours for 6 days. 

No alarm clock ⏰ tomorrow.   Next trip does not load until 8:00 CST on Friday March 1st.  BRS will try contacting shipper to about a possible earlier appointment.  As usual with BRT, everything subject to change.  Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast.

Welcome to the constantly growing Big Rig Travels family. Big Rig Steve is glad to have you as part of the family.

Another good day for Big Rig Travels.

Welcome to Texas.

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Daily Summary for 2/26/2024

Big Rig Steve officially done for the day at safely parked near Tuscola, Illinois at 20:06 CST.

Title: A Day in Illinois

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 11:42 CST at BRT World Headquarters in Belvidere, Illinois after completing our time off.  We rolled back onto the big road as Bobtail Bob to start the trailer hunt.  

Stopped at Love’s near Hampshire, IL, fueled the Blue Comet at 12:15 CST.

Arrival at Joliet, IL to grab an empty trailer at 13:45 CST.

Leaving with an empty trailer in tow at 14:20 CST, headed to the Blue Beacon for a trailer washout. 

Arrived at Blue Beacon near Monee, IL at 15:05 CST with a bit of a wait due to a long line. BRS answers BRT YT chat questions while we wait.  Washout complete at 16:31 CST, we roll onto I-57 south.

Received a green light for the mass/weigh station near Peotone, IL at 16:35 CST.

Kankakee, IL stop at the Loves at 17:00 CST for refer trailer fuel.

Arrival at shipper near Champaign, IL at 18:34 CST for check in. At 19:33 CST, exited from the shipper, back onto I-57 south starting our trip to Fort Worth, TX.  We are heavy, heavy, heavy.

Numbers:  833 miles 1340 km to receiver.  We covered 260 miles 418 km including finding a trailer, trailer washout, drop and hook at the shipper rolling within Illinois. 13.2 mpg while we were Bobtail Bob. Reached Love’s gold status for March, 405 from Platinum.

Clocks: 5:09 hours on 11 hr,  4:55 hours on 14 hr,  61:07 hours on 70 hr.  Do not gain back hours for 8 days. 

No alarm clock ⏰ tomorrow.   Should be an easy day tomorrow, delivery will be a drop on the 28th.  Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast.

Welcome to the constantly growing Big Rig Travels family. Big Rig Steve is glad to have you as part of the family.

Another good day for Big Rig Travels.

Welcome to Central Illinois.

Please post comments anything of importance or interest of today’s trip that was not included or feedback for Steve about todays broadcast. 

Yes, if you have missed today you can replay some or all of today’s trip. Choose the YouTube channel tab on Bigrigtravels website and while you’re at the website check out the BRT store for BRT merchandise. 

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